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Behavioral Analytic Approach to Supervision

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With the growing prominence of the empirically supported treatment movement, there has been an increasing emphasis in some training models to base training on diagnosis and selection of treatment from the growing list of supported treatments. Training therapists in empirically supported treatments is still not normative, but the trend appears to be growing. There is no clearly agreed upon method of training therapists in these treatments, but often training follows the pattern of introducing the rationale or theory behind the treatment, observing tapes of the procedure, studying a manual that generally describes what is to be done in each session, and then practicing until the therapist meets some adherence criterion. Adherence to a treatment manual is generally judged according ...

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